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The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time 

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List Rules Vote on players based only on their time with the Yankees.

These are the greatest Yankees of all-time, voted on by Yankees fans who really know who the best Yankees players of all time were, whether top Yankees pitchers or top hitters. Not only does this list contain the best men ever to play ball in pinstripes, it has some of the best current baseball players, some of the greatest baseball players of all time, and even some of the best athletes of all time. They were (and are) the best Yankees players and they are all listed here.

From the famous Yankee Clipper to Mr. October, these are the great baseball players that have made the New York Yankees one of the top sports franchises of all time. Obviously there are talented new Yankees players coming up to the bigs every year, so if your favorite Yankee player isn't on the list, make sure to add them so other NY Yankees fans can vote for them and propel them up the list to the spot of Best New York Yankee of all time (good luck taking that from former legends like Babe Ruth or Lou Gehrig, possibly the most legendary Yankees ever).

Feel free to rerank this list of the top Yankees players ever to reflect your favorite Yankees, and as ever, go Bombers!

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Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

Birthplace: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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#16 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #239 of 2,444 The Most Influential People of All Timelisted on Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball

2
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
First baseman

Birthplace: Yorkville, New York City, New York, United States of America

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#31 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #3 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Timelisted on Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball

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Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Center fielder

Birthplace: Martinez, California, United States of America

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#23 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #12 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Timelisted on Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball

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Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

Birthplace: Spavinaw, Oklahoma, United States of America

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The Rise And Fall Of Mickey Mantle #475 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #11 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

5
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

Birthplace: The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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#2,151 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #18 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Timelisted on Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative

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Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Pitcher

Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

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#72 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #6 of 281 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Timelisted on Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative

7
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Shortstop

Birthplace: Pequannock, New Jersey

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#171 of 256 Celebrities Who Should Run for President #1,797 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #228 of 343 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

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Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
9
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
10
Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Catcher

Birthplace: Bastrop, Louisiana, United States of America

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#130 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #125 of 709 The Best Hitters in Baseball History #78 of 320 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

11
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

Birthplace: Wyncote, Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#645 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #250 of 343 The Most Obnoxious Athletes #66 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

12
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

Birthplace: Hibbing, Minnesota, United States of America

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#1,626 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #102 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #131 of 709 The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
14
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Manager, First baseman

Birthplace: Evansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

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#111 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #107 of 709 The Best Hitters in Baseball Historylisted on Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative

15
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

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#299 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #41 of 523 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame #175 of 281 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time

16
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
17
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
18
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
19
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

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#283 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #57 of 281 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time #118 of 200 The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

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#31 of 213 The Greatest New York Mets of All Time #117 of 320 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame #1 of 44 The Best MLB Managers of All Time

21
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
22
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
rangerboy61 added Manager, Catcher, First baseman

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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#201 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #216 of 709 The Best Hitters in Baseball Historylisted on Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative

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Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
24
Jorge Posada is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico

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#204 of 343 The Most Obnoxious Athletes #106 of 523 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame #27 of 152 The Greatest Hispanic MLB Players Ever

25
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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#104 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #101 of 709 The Best Hitters in Baseball Historylisted on Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative